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Billboard.com is reporting that Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" will be banned from public display in Germany. Excerpts from the article follow:
The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.
Announcing this ruling, Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to Hurt You") as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked, naked woman on his knees. The Federal Office objected to the fact that the track includes lines such as "Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws - Tell me what you want."
The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People in Bonn also criticized the single "Pussy," stating that it incites listeners to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite the risk of AIDS, although the single was not officially part of the ruling banning the album.More...
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
German Industrial metal outfit Rammstein will be giving the phrase "box set" a whole new meaning this month, with the special edition release of their forthcoming new studio album, "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da." The band will release the record in a special box that features six dildos, a pair of handcuffs and some lubricant. You can see a picture of the set below. The album is scheduled to be released on October 20th. More...
In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Richard Kruspe, the guitarist for German Industrial Metal outfit Rammstein, has explained the reasons for chosing the song, "Pussy" as their new single and the details behind the music video. An excerpt reads as follows:
Originally we were going to do a song like ‘Mein Tiel’, a core-sounding song,” says Kruspe. “But we were bored of doing the same thing again and again and I said “let’s do ‘Pussy’. If we were to make a video for it, it could be really interesting. We went it out to our favourite director, Jonas Akerlund, and there was a 50/50 chance. He could love it or hate it.3 hours later we got an email from him saying “I’ve listened to the track, let’s make a revolution – let’s make a porn!” and I don’t forget the reaction of the band. They had a big smile on their faces and they say 'yes!'
"After doing the video, which was obviously quite interesting, we thought ‘you can’t play the video on video stations or MTV.' We just found another way to make it accessible to other people. At the moment, we’ve had 6.5 million people watching the video in one week. What I’m saying is that there’s always different ways.
"I remember how horrible it was in the first part of our career to be dependant on MTV and all of those station. You have to bend over so many times to get played, I just hate that fucking fact. I just like the fact that there’s always another way if you wish for it and you go for it. It just shows that there is always another way and it satisfies my mind and that we can do things exactly the way we think we should do it.
"It wasn’t a conscious thing, we just wanted to try something else. We shot a porn video, what’s the best place we can host it? On a porn site!"
Was there any point where you thought you’d gone too far?
Kruspe: "It was really professional! I was amazed, I always thought the porn industry was so cruel and dirty. Everything was so professional, I was amazed."
Were they actual adult stars you used in the video and was the sex real?
Stunt cocks or your own?
Kruspe: "No comment.
Rammstein has posted a music video for the band's new single, "Pussy" online. You can check out a censored version of the video below. The song is the first single from the forthcoming new studio album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Dam," which will be released on October 16th through Universal Records.
The uncensored version premiered here a couple of days ago.
UPDATE: After Rammstein removed the second censored version, we have embedded the censored version from another source below.
UPDATE 2: You can now also watch the uncensored music video on RockTube here.
German industrial metal veterans Rammstein has announced that the name of their new album will be, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da", which is German for "Love is there for everyone." The record is scheduled to be released on October 16th through Universal Records. The band has also revealed the front cover artwork, which can be seen below.
The band are scheduled to release the first single from the album, "Pussy" on September 18th and plan to premeire the music video for the song very soon. Stay tuned for further updates. More...
German industrial metal group Rammstein has confirmed that their new studio album, which to date has not been named, will be released on October 20th. Stay tuned for more details on the album. The band will be releasing their new single, "Pussy" on September 22nd on iTunes with a music video for the song premiering soon.
German industrial metal group Rammstein has announced that they will be releasing a new single on September 18th entitled, "Pussy." A video for the song was recently filmed and is expected to debut soon.
The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, which to date has not had it's title revealed. There will be eleven songs on the album which include a song in French and an acoustic track among other surprises.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
2. Ich Tu Die Weh
3. Waidmann's Heil
6. Fruehling In Paris
7. Weiner Blut
9. Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
11. Roter Sand
German Industrial Metal outfit Rammstein has announced that they have signed a new record deal with Vagrant Records, through which they will be releasing their new studio album later this year. As of yet, no title has been revealed for the bands next album but it will apparantly contain eleven songs.
The complete tracklisting for the forthcoming new installment in the popular "Guitar Hero" video game franchise, "Guitar Hero 5" has been revealed. You can check it out below.
3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"
Blink-182 - "The Rock Show"
Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing"
Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"
Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"
Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets"
Mötley Crüe - "Looks That Kill"
Muse - "Plug In Baby"
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure"
Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
The Killers - "All The Pretty Faces"
The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"
TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
AFI - "Medicate"
Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"
Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
Beck - "Gamma Ray"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"
Blur - "Song 2"
Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"
The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"
Bush - "Comedown"
Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
Coldplay - "In My Place"
Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"
David Bowie - "Fame"
Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"
The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
Elliott Smith - "L.A."
Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
Face To Face - "Disconnected"
Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"
Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"
Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"
Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"
John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"
King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"
Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"
No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"
The Police - "So Lonely"
Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"
Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
Rammstein – "Du Hast"
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"
Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
Spacehog - "In The Meantime"
Sublime - "What I Got"
Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
Thrice - "Deadbolt"
Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
Weezer - "Why Bother?"
The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"
Wolfmother - "Back Round"
German industrial metal band Rammstein will be hitting the European roads this fall. Dates are as follows:
Nov. 08 Lisbon, PT - Pavilhão Atlântico
Nov. 10 Madrid, ES - Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Nov. 12 Barcelona, ES -Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
Nov. 14 Bilbao, ES - Bizkaia Arena
Nov. 16 Nantes, FR - Zénith Nantes Métropole
Nov. 18 Basel, CH - St. Jakobshalle
Nov. 19 Geneva, CH - Arena de Genève
Nov. 21 Vienna, AT - Stadthalle
Nov. 23 Munic, DE - Olympiahalle
Nov. 24 Leipzig DE - Arena
Nov. 25 Prague, CZ - O2 Arena
Nov. 27 Katowice, PL - Spodek
Nov. 29 Cologne DE - Lanxess Arena
Dec. 02 Lyon, FR - Halle Tony Garnier
Dec. 03 Strasbourg, FR - Zénith
Dec. 04 Luxembourg, LU - Rockhal
Dec. 06 Arnheim, NL - GelreDome
Dec. 08 Paris, FR - Bercy
Dec. 09 Paris, FR - Bercy
Dec. 10 Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis
Dec. 11 Frankfurt, DE - Festhalle
Dec. 12 Stuttgart, DE Schleyer-Halle
Dec. 14 Hamburg, DE - Color Line Arena
Dec. 15 Copenhagen, DK - Forum
Dec. 17 Rostock, DE - HanseMesse
Dec. 18 Berlin, DE - Velodrom
Dec. 19 Berlin, DE - Velodrom
German industrial metal band Rammstein has issued the following recording update for their upcoming album:
"The first part of the recordings was finished on December 21st, 2008 after 7 weeks of intensive work. Drums, guitars, and bass, as well as most of the vocal tracks, have now been recorded. Musicians and producers have bid their adieux for the holidays. And so, until the next chapter, we wish everyone involved – and all the Rammstein fans out there! – a very Merry Christmas and a long and lively New Year."
Blabbermouth.net reports: The official newsletter from German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN includes the following update on the band's new studio album:
"While RAMMSTEIN are recording their newest studio album in sunny California, the first snow has fallen today in Berlin. You have sent us a lot of questions since news reached you via the RAMMSTEIN website about the recordings for the new album. Many rumours have flooded the internet since then. The production of the album will take some time and a release isn't planned before autumn 2009. If everything goes according to plan, we'll hear the first single before summer 2009 and be able to greet RAMMSTEIN at the beginning of their tour before the end of the year. This tour, which is to stretch far into the year 2010, will finally give you enough of a chance to see the band live again after the long period of waiting. Above all, there are some surprises in store for our loyal fans and Community members in the 2009/2010 tour year."
German industrial metallers Rammstein has posted a new video documenting the band recording their new studio album online. You can check it out below. The album does not have a title yet but is expected to be released in early 2009. More...
German industrial favourites Rammstein has posted the following message online:
"Now that the band has finished pre-production in Berlin for its new album, Operation "Album 6" is going forward full steam ahead. Christoph Schneider arrived in Los Angeles last week to meet with Jacob Hellner and production team (i.e., currently Ulf Kruckenberg and Florian Ammon) to undertake preparations for recording of all the drum tracks. Also to arrive in L.A. this week for the drum sessions, Paul and Richard. Finally, a studio has been rented near San Francisco for the bulk of the main recording work, and the band will go into retreat there for several weeks starting on November 9th, 2008. Clear the decks, the Rammstein tanker is once again under steam!"
MTV Germany will air a number of RAMMSTEIN specials next week, celebrating one year since the release of the band's Völkerball CD/DVD package. They are as follows:
27 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm -- MTV Tracks: Rammstein
27 - 8:10pm - 10:00pm -- MTV Live Special + Documentary "Anakonda im Netz"
28 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm -- Rock TRL (80 minutes)
29 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm -- Rock TRL (80 minutes - repeat)
All times are CET.
VampireFreaks.com recently caught up with RAMMSTEIN guitarist Paul Landers. The following is an excerpt from the interview:
Q: Since you guys are known for putting on crazy shows, what is the craziest thing thats happened at one of our shows?
Landers: "Once we had a show in Sweden and Till (Lindemann/vocals) actually set the entire backdrop on fire. Everyone in the audience of course thought it was planned and it was great, but it wasn't at all part of the plan. We sort of have a sense of healthy fear because of that incident with GREAT WHITE with that big fire in that club. So we're sort of afraid the fire thing will be completely forbidden. Another crazy story is that a long time ago Till had a firecracker rocket that he would fire off, it was like a huge rocket, a real big fireworks rocket that goes realy high. At one concert we were playing at a club where you could open the ceiling. We didn't tell anyone, there was no warning and he had to actually hit the hole in the ceiling. If he wouldn't have hit it, it would have blown up right in the club!"
Q: The album Rosenrot is known to be the "sister album" to Reise Reise. Will there be any other "sister albums" in the future?
Landers: "Basically we had a bunch of songs extra from reise reise and we had a contract for five albums with universal, Rosenrot was the last of the five albums to fulfill the contract. so we took a bunch of the songs that for theatrical reasons didn’t fit into reise reise or would have been b-sides and we also wrote 4 or 5 new songs. there were several reasons for that - 1) we wanted to take a break for a year, 2) we wanted to finish the contract, and 3) there were good songs there so we may as well wanted to get them out.
Q: What happened with the contract then?
Landers: "We've got no contract right now and we're free to look around. we got all the cards in our hand so everything's open right now."
The Gauntlet recently caught up with RAMMSTEIN guitarist Paul Landers. The following is an excerpt from the interview:
The Gauntlet: What is new with Rammstein?
Paul: "The big news is that the band has just gotten back together and has begun working on new songs. We are working on new material and have put together 30 tracks already. There are a few songs that came from individual members at home, but the thing that is really fun this time is the way we work together. That is what is enjoyable."
The Gauntlet: With the last two albums, the band really didn’t work together, Richard (Kruspe/guitars) was in New York and the band was in Germany. So the band is working more closely on the songs this time?
Paul: "Richard still lives in New York. The band has been together in Germany for the majority of the songs. Richard has been flying back and forth a lot. The sessions have been really good this time."
The Gauntlet: With the band having such a positive time recording, will that make the album less aggressive?
Paul: "I think aggression can be positive. Energy-wise, it is probably going to be heavier. Everything is going to be a little more on point. This could be the heaviest record we have done. The last two we did were a bit on the sweet side."
The Gauntlet: The last two were a bit on the sweet side, but they still had a dark and aggressive undertone.
Paul: "The band thinks everything is heavier and tighter this time around. It is always difficult for the band to say though as the band thinks it might be heavier, but journalists will come out and say it sounds like the other one and this is completely different from the other album. It is very subjective. Now that we have already done a full five albums, we have a certain confidence that this album will be good. Just like you know when you are getting a Mercedes 'S' Class, it will be a great car."
A live video of Rammstein performing the track "Ich Will" can be streamed at this location. The clip is taken from their 'Volkerball' DVD which will be released in the U.S. on September 18th.
German industrial metallers, RAMMSTEIN, have announced the North American release date of their Völkerball DVD, set for September 18th, 2007. The DVD features performances from France, England,Japan and Russia.
The DVD will be released in three different packages. The Standard 2 disc DVD/CD package will contain 140 min live video and 75 min live audio. The Special Edition package will also include a documentary on the tour and a behind the scenes look at the Making of 'Reise, Reise. The Limited Collectors Edition will contain four disks packaged in a 190 page book with photos from the tour.
Head to this location to view the Völkerball E-card.
According to The Gauntlet, RAMMSTEIN's management has dismissed as a hoax a press release that was issued on the band's behalf announcing the departure of singer Till Lindemann and addition of En Esch (KMFDM, PIGFACE, SLICK IDIOT) as his replacement. "[The news that Till would be leving the band following the completion of the band's new record] is not true and was not released by either band or management," a group representative said. "We have no idea where this comes from. The band is writing a new album at present."
RAMMSTEIN will issue its "Völkerball" DVD in the U.S. in September. The exact release date will be announced soon.
RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", received its long-overdue U.S. release in March 2006 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks of release in October 2005, topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico, No. 11 in Italy and No. 29 in the U.K. In addition, "Rosenrot" achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
RAMMSTEIN's track "Mein Teil" was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 2006 Grammy Awards.